B.A.J. in Journalism
Love video? Live for writing? Dream of media design?
You've found your major.
At its core, journalism is about storytelling. From taking photos to shooting videos, or writing words that change lives -- you won't simply study journalism, you'll experience it. This major offers courses in video storytelling, photojournalism, design, social media, sports reporting & more.
In the last decade, our enrollment has more than tripled. We believe that's due to our student-centered focus, our reputation for professionalism, and our propensity for innovation. Students can pick from multiple emphasis and specialization options, focusing on their passions.
We offer courses in multimedia writing, visual storytelling, social media, design, news reporting, broadcast journalism, and more. Students gain real-world experience. Along the way, they develop storytelling skills that can be used in a wide variety of journalism and media careers.
Students can learn outside of the classroom through internships and Study Abroad opportunities. We also offer opportunities through our Student Media Center where you can work for the student-run newspaper, news station, radio station, or yearbook. Visit smc.olemiss.edu for more info.
- Accelerated Law (3+3)
- Emphasis - Multimedia News Reporting
- Emphasis - Pol. & Social Justice Rp.
- Emphasis - Sports Media
- Emphasis - TV & Video Storytelling
- Emphasis - Visual Journalism
- Specialization - Fashion Promo. & Media
- Specialization - Health Communication
- Specialization - Magazine Publish & Mgmt
- Specialization - Media Sales and Mgmt
- Specialization - Public Relations
- Specialization - Social Media
- Specialization - Sports Comm & Promotion
- Specialization - Visual Design
B.A.J. in Journalism Faculty
Our small class sizes foster strong relationships with full-time and visiting faculty, who have spent years in the journalism industry working for national, state and local media outlets, including ESPN, The New York Times, Fox News, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA TODAY, NBC and CBS.
A B.A.J. degree requires 36 semester hours of journalism courses, including a core of the following courses: Jour 101, 102, 103, 270, 271, and 369. In addition to the core, students must complete two courses selected from a list of conceptual courses, which include Jour 301, 310, 345, 513, 575 or others that may be approved by the school. Consult your academic advisor for more information. To earn the B.A.J., students must choose an emphasis in one of the following: TV & video storytelling, multimedia news reporting, visual journalism or social justice and political reporting. Students may also take elective courses in journalism or additional specialization courses to satisfy the 36-hour requirement. Journalism majors may take up to 52 semester hours of journalism coursework.
Students must complete 6 hours of conceptual courses with a grade of C or better: Jour 301, 310, 345, 513, 575 or others that may be approved by the school. See individual emphasis for specific requirements. Please contact your academic advisor for more information.
Represent our school as an ambassador, network with professionals through the Public Relations Student Society (PRSSA) or learn new skills through Society for News Design. We offer opportunities to grow your passions outside of the classroom. Visit jnm.olemiss.edu/student-organizations for more.